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For Various reasons aerial archeology (orthos, lidar survey etc) is growing apace in Ireland. UCD is hosting a conference on the topic in September.

http://aarg2014.org/

 

 

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8th Irish Earth Observation Symposium 2014 http://ieos2014.com/

First call for abstracts – closing date 5pm, Friday September 19th 2014

The theme of the symposium is “New opportunities in Earth Observation”. Abstracts (maximum 300 words) can be submitted as a word document or pdf to the conference organising committee at info@ieos2014.com.  Please indicate whether you wish to be considered for an oral or poster submission, and include your full contact details. Postgraduate students are particularly encouraged to attend, and there will be prizes for the best oral and poster presentations from postgraduate students.

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Our recent project looking to estimate carbon holdings in hedgerows using airborne and terrestrial lidar has been released by the EPA:

 

http://www.epa.ie/pubs/reports/research/climate/ccrp-32-for-webFINAL.pdf

If it’s too sunny to be reading the whole thing, here is a summary:

 

6155 LIDAR for Hedgerows

 

 

 

 

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http://www.irishtimes.com/news/technology/aviation-body-has-issued-22-drone-permits-1.1863750

 

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Mast Photography

An interesting alternative to UAV or aerial survey is to take imagery from the top of a mast.

Cork company Air Take has a mobile van based system with 26m telescopic mast with a remote control camera on board:

http://airtakephotos.ie/index.html

 

 

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Iftikhar Ali PhD student in UCC&Teagasc passed this on:

 

Here is recently available ​free e-​ book on “Land Applications of Radar Remote Sensing”

​; you can download chapter by chapter, click on each chapter and then at the bottom of the page there is link “download as PDF”. ​

http://www.intechopen.com/books/land-applications-of-radar-remote-sensing

Looks like a very useful resource

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Adam O’Connor at Exelis has put together a great ist of free satellite data sources here

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